The New Nylgut® is the first product developed and patented by Aquila. The New Nylgut® is neither common Nylon, nor Carbon (Fluocarbon fishing line or PVDF), or a mix of them. It is a plastic compound of three different components
Compared to Nylon, the New Nylgut® produces a better sound and stays in tune better because the moisture absorption is less of .1% against the 2.0% of Nylon normally employed for the musical strings (i.e. Du Pont Tynex® polyammide 6-12).
Due to the higher density, similar to that of pure gut (1.30 gr/cm3), the New Nylgut® produces a better sound than Nylon and it is not so metallic like those of the so- called ‘Carbon’ (Fluorocarbon) PVDF strings. The manufacturer believes the New Nylgut® is probably the first genuine synthetic gut in the world. The New Nylgut® assures:
A better sound than Nylon or PVDF, similar to genuine gut strings;
A more accurate fret intonation due to the well gauged material;
The Aquila Sugar Ukulele strings are made using a blend with a recently discovered plastic material that comes from sugar- cane.
With a transparent look, the sound of these strings is clearly brilliant, clean and prompt.Unlike the Fluorocarbon strings, these strings have an excellent vibrato and a significant timbre variation when playing very close to the bridge and then up on the sound hole. In other words, they contain in their extremes the sweetness and sing ability of Nylon and the clearness and promptness typical of Fluorocarbon.
An important property is the characteristic sustain, which by scientific measurements is superior to any type of string currently available in the market. Another feature checked is the sound projection: our scientific tests have shown that it is superior to that of the Fluorocarbon strings.
Although the surface is extremely smooth, the grip on the fingers is remarkable. The material is very clear and transparent similar to a crystal-glass.